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  • AGE flight keeps B-2s flying

    As critical as the mission is for the B-2 Spirit to be able to maintain air superiority, it's also important for the 509th Maintenance Squadron's Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight to ensure equipment is operational to support daily maintenance operations that keep the B-2s flying.The AGE flight maintains more than 800 pieces of equipment across the
  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Vincent Cunningham Jr.

    Deployments can take Airmen all across the world to a variety of countries. For Senior Airman Vincent Cunningham Jr., 13th Bomb Squadron aviation resource manager, his path led him to Eskan Village in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from October 2011 to April 2012. While stationed at Whiteman, Cunningham performed mostly administrative duties on the
  • 1-135th ARB receives full line-up of AH-64D Apache Longbows

    The Missouri National Guard's 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion recently received its final AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter completing the battalion's 20 digital model aircraft that replaced an older analog model.The primary mission of the 1-135th ARB is to readily deploy and provide ground forces with air support and direct close combat
  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Cortez Howery

    While some service members deploy and perform similar duties at their home station, others may do something entirely different. Senior Airman Cortez Howery, 509th Force Support Squadron Fitness Assessment Cell member, was one such Airman who gained a new perspective while helping accomplish the mission.Instead of being a FAC member in Southwest
  • Whiteman celebrates MOMC

    While military children are recognized yearlong, the month of April has officially been designated Month of the Military Child to celebrate them. In an effort to applaud them, Whiteman Youth Programs has multiple activities to recognize their contribution and achievements. "From 'Everyday Heroes' certificates that line the walls at the Youth Center
  • 509th MDG supports local LPN students

    While working under the direction of registered nurses and doctors, Licensed Practical Nurses provide basic health care, according to Capt. Kenneth Person, 509th Medical Group officer in charge of education and training. When it comes to assisting in the training of nurses, the 509th MDG has answered that call. Each week, LPN students from the
  • From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. Jesse Soderberg

    When many think of deployed locations their first thought is Iraq or Afghanistan, but deployments happen all across the world. For Staff Sgt. Jesse Soderberg, 509th Comptroller Squadron finance customer service technician, it was a deployment that took him to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from August 2011 to February 2012. While on his deployment,
  • 'Wing It' impacts Whiteman and local community

    While being stationed here, some Airmen have said that they have virtually nothing to do to keep them entertained. Because of the unique location of Knob Noster and the surrounding area, it is challenging for many 18-20 year olds to find activities that interest them according to Jeff Huffman, Department of Justice Grant program coordinator.In an
  • Vehicle Ops: Driving the mission

    Whether it's aircraft parts or supporting security forces with vehicles or wrecker recovery, the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron supports a 24/7 mission to assist aircrew and keep the supply system moving.A support crew is always on duty to carry out the mission, maintain record management, provide extra help that may be needed on the flightline
  • Team Whiteman: Let's go green!

    On April 22, the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, people from different continents, ethnic backgrounds and religions will participate in numerous "acts of green" around the globe, according to earthday.org. In an effort to contribute to this global campaign, the staff members of the Whiteman Air Force Base Recycling Center encourage the community to